If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
(Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776.)
In a recent issue of Imprimis, Professor John Marini of the University of Nevada, Reno, wrote about filmmaker Frank Capra and “his” America. Marini’s article provides us with some pertinent words of wisdom:
. . . when they [U.S. citizens of 1858] look through the old Declaration of Independence they find that those old men [our Founding Fathers] say that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” and then they feel that that moral sentiment taught in that day evidences their relation to those men, that it is the father of all moral principles in them, and that they have a right to claim it as though they were blood of the blood, and flesh of the flesh of the men who wrote that Declaration, and so they are. That is the electric cord in that Declaration that links the hearts of patriotic and liberty-loving men together, that will link those patriotic hearts as long as the love of freedom exists in the minds of men throughout the world. Abraham Lincoln
Posted in Biographies and Selected Persons, Constitutional Rights, Ideology, Open Threads
Tagged Abraham Lincoln, Frank Capra, freedom, Imprimis, It's a Wonderful Life, John Marini, liberty, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, open thread, Ronald Reagan, Statue of Liberty
Today’s noon news was illustrative of where we find ourselves today, in the Obamanation. There was a common theme to the stories, although it’s doubtful that the news producer recognized it: That being the emerging Nanny State, to which any constitutional conservative must be driven to scream,
Get out of my life!!!!!
Posted in Government Policies, Health Care, Ideology, National Policy, Obamacare, Open Threads
Tagged Big Nanny, concussions, fast food, FDA, freedom, G.K. Chesterton, Jonathan Martin, Marlene Schwartz, Nanny State, Obamacare, Obamanation, Paul Hsieh, Richie Incognito, Riley Miller, Ryan Miller, trans fats